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Newspaper And Magazine Articles That Have Shared Our Story

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Over the years, Highwood Crossing has enjoyed incredible support from the press at every level- regional, national and international.  Our story has been told locally in newspapers and magazines as well as by national publications like McLean’s, The Globe & Mail, The Western Producer and Harrowsmith. We’ve even been quoted in The New York Times! Naturally, we are thrilled and honoured for any opportunity to share our story and passion for good, clean and fair food.  We welcome any chance to talk about the innovative, top quality products that we make… but more importantly, we are firmly committed to educating our customers about the food they eat and how those choices can impact not only their health, but the health of the planet.

 

Highwood Crossing named to Ace Bakery’s Artisan Incubator

Ace Bakery's Artisan Incubator Gwendolyn Richards, Calgary Herald, March 25, 2013

The couple behind High River-based Highwood Crossing, known for their grains, cereals and flax oil, has been named one of 20 up-and-coming food artisans in the country by ACE Bakery and a panel of chefs and writers. …  (read more)

 

 

 

 

Good Clean Food

Good Clean FoodSusan Mate, Routes Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012

There is work to be done in educating people about the movement toward healthy, clean, local food, but there are also many gains of late.  Nearly 40 food producers, farmers and like-minded merchants recently joined forces to create a local chapter of Slow Food International … (read more)

 

 

 

 

Organic Outlook

Organic Outlook Jackie Sloat-Spencer, Food Service and Hospitality, April 2012

Living and working on a family farm, Tony and his wife, Penny, a food educator, have farming in their DNA.  The couple’s Aldersyde, Alta.-based operation has been in Tony’s family for more than 100 years, and Penny was raised on a large farm. … (read more)

 

 

 

 

 

Canada’s Gold

Organic Cold Pressed Canola OilPamela Cuthbert, Maclean’s, August 2009

For those concerned about genetically modified organisms, organic ingredients, industrial seed patents and the rising worldwide issue of the farmers’ right to seeds, canola is not entirely wholesome.  That’s where cold-pressed canola, sunshine-hued and with heady floral notes that reveal the plant’s true nature, comes into play. As rare as hen’s teeth, it’s making a splash thanks to two small-scale producers in Canada: Jason Persall in Ontario and innovators Penny and Tony Marshall, south of Calgary, who happen to be smack in the heart of canola country. … (read more)

A Different Kind Of Oil Patch

A Different Kind of Oil Patch Leslie Scrimshaw, Harrowsmith Magazine, April 2009

Hawks soar overhead and just past a row of granaries on a farm near High River, Alberta, the Highwood Crossing Farm building emerges. It’s Monday. A thread of steam rises from the chimney and the aroma of freshly baked granola fills the air. Tony and Penny Marshall’s farm nestles beside an old ford on the Highwood River. It’s been in Tony’s family for 108 years, a long time by prairie standards. It’s also small by prairie standards; only 320 acres, tiny in the era of feedlots and agri-business. It’s just not big enough to support the machinery needed to farm here. … (read more)

 

 

 

A Slow Food Odyssey: Terra Madre 2004

Slow Food Odyessy Tony and Penny Marshall, City Palate, March/April 2005

Imagine 5000 sustainable food producers from all over the globe – farmers, ranchers, fishers, bakers, chefs, cheese makers, brewers, vintners and more – together in one room. Now visualize this very unique and independent assembly working in harmony to develop strategies that promote the distinctiveness and diversity of their own lands and products, while concurrently striving to counteract economic globalization. In October 2004, we attended just such an event: Terra Madre … (read more)

 

 

 

 

Family Farm Wins Innovation Award

InnovationAward Maureen McManus, High River Times, 2000

Penny and Tony Marshall of Highwood Crossing Organic Farm are the recipients of a Growing Alberta 2000 Innovation Award, recently presented by the Honorable Ty Lund, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, and Ron Brown, executive director of Growing Alberta. … (read more)